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March 2011 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  March 24th, 7 PM Go Chevrolet - 7320 North Broadway near I-25 and the Boulder Turnpike.
Guest Presenters - Limit of 2 presentations per meeting, please make arrangements with the President at least a day in advance to be placed on the agenda and to see if the limit has been reached for this month.

2010 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
President Richard Loch
Vice President Tim Barnes
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Jani Shoemaker
Governor Nancy Burritt and Phil Olbert
303-465-4664 and 303-929-3960
Board Members Mike Perito
Mike Shoemaker
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

303 469-1521
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez....

Hello everyone, thank goodness spring is finally here. It seems like ages since we started our long winter hibernation, but now it is time to wake and get active in the start of the Corvette season. The April Fools Rally is only a couple of weeks away and it will take all of us working together to make it another great DtRC event for which we are known for. I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting Thursday.

President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Wow, hello, it's here - the 2011 Corvetting season that is!.

Thanks to the help of many people, the Rally planning is nearly done. It couldn't have been done without the help that all of you have provided. The route is pretty darned good and this coming week end is your chance to try it out! Please come out and give it a whirl!

Richard picked up some coupons for free races at Unser Racing - an indoor go-kart track right next to Go Chevrolet. If anyone is interested in trying it out, they are open until 10:00 PM and we could stop by after the club meeting. I'll bring my helmet if you bring yours!

I hope to see everyone at the meeting Thursday night!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the February 2011 Meeting


No guests


A quorum was present.


A motion was made and approved to accept the minutes.


Books balanced as of January 2011.


Reminder about March banquet.


Currently 33 members and 1 new member was reported.


New rebuild of the website.



C5 and C6 Bash at the museum. Richard is the caravan coordinator for 2014 and more information is available on their website under events


Nothing to report.


Register on Bandemere website under "Club Clash" begins May 6th.


Thank you to the Loch's for tonights snacks. Next month the Palomar's will bring treats.
Dec. 10th is our Holiday Party at the Old Neighborhood Restaurant in Arvada.
The club would like to have a mystery meal each month. Please sign up for one.


Mike Palomar won the $40 gift certificate at tonight's raffle and $40 was collected.

Car Show

August 13th at Jay's Restaurant.


By-law changes - Joe handed out proposed changes and with additional recommendations he will send out and bring to next month's meeting for a vote. Please review these and send him any of your comments prior to the next meeting.

Inventory of DTRC Items - Please get your list of any items you have that belong to the club over to Richard Loch so he can compile.


A) Discussions on DTRC logo for Nascar Team and was tabled.

B) Gunnison Car Show is in August and Richard Loch will be making hotel reservations. Just let him know if you plan on attending and would like a room.

C) Richard and Fancy are going to a car show in California in Septemeber. Contact him if you are interested in joining them on this fun filled trip.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jani S.

Club News:

April Birthdays:

No April Birthdays

Upcoming Events

Rather than try to put the entire schedule in here, I've opted to include items both NCCC and otherwise into a close up schedule. If you want to see the entire NCCC schedule, please go to the Rocky Mountain NCCC regional site at http://www.rmrnccc.org/

March 27th

Triple Auto-X Fruita


April 2nd

Circle Drags - at CNS


April 3rd

April Fool's Rally/Show


April 16th

CSCC Driver's School


April 17th

CSCC Double Auto-X


April 17th

CWC Double Auto-X


May 7th

Fun in the Sun Concours Show


May 15th

CWCC Double Auto-X


May 21st

People's Choice Show


In the news section

Submissions needed!

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

Looking for mystery meals! Anyone, anyone?

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Hi Everyone,

The weather really makes you want to get out and about. The first event of the season as usual is Colorado West hosting autocrosses over at Fruita on March 27th. Then the front range kick-off is our very own April Fool's Rallye on April 3rd. Hopefully the weather will be as nice as it was this weekend. Larry did mention that Grand Junction is getting real busy in the summer so if anyone is planning to come over for the Go-Kart track race on June 12th - you might want to book a room soon.

The banquet was very nice. Turnout was moderate with about 60 people attending. The top 15 got very nice awards this year - vinyl cling ons of their car number - with their first name written somewhere in the number. It was really cool. Dave also did a wrap-up video for the year that was shown at the banquet. We have a copy - we might put it on sans sound during break at the meeting - or maybe before.

The Blue Bars editor is always looking for original articles (not reprints of items in other publications). If anyone has a lessons learned, feel good, oops, or just a story to share - you can find the contact info in your Blue Bars magazine.

All of the Brown & Brown insurance information is on the NCCC national website should anyone need it. This includes printable waivers should you find yourself needing some and don't have them. I did just order a couple of pads of waivers - so I have plenty - if you do need any let me know. Proof of insurance, etc. is also on the website.

So take a look at the calendar on the regional website - www.rmrnccc.org - and see what you can fit in - it looks to be another action packed season. See you Thursday.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

Club Clash dates are: May 5th
May 27th
June 10th
July 29th
August 12th
September 9th
September 23rd

The gates open at 3:30, trials start at 4:00, racing starts at 7:00. No price was listed but last year was $35.

AutoCross Committee

By Tim B.

Nothing to report yet, but it's still early.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

Things are getting busy at the Corvette Museum. Registration for the C5-C6 bash is open and several raffles are underway, one is a little different from the normal, they are raffling off a trip to Paris/Le Mans to see the sights and attend the 24 hour race. They are only going to sell 400 tickets and they are $75. If this sounds like something for you, log onto http://www.corvettemuseum.com/ and click on raffles. This raffle ends Thursday, March 24th, so don't wait too long.

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2011 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay K.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha P.
Rally Committee  Pat B. and Fancy L.
Show Committee  Mike D., Bill S. and Dave C.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Tim B. and Mike S.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  open
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.